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Famous People From Wolverhampton

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List of famous people from Wolverhampton, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Wolverhampton, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Wolverhampton you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Wolverhampton, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People include everything from James Tandy to Dave Rushbury.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Wolverhampton?" or "Which celebrities were born in Wolverhampton?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Meera Syal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Age: 57

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Meera Syal (born Feroza Syal; 27 June 1961) is an English comedian, writer, playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actress. She rose to prominence as one of the team that created Goodness ...more
Macka B is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Christopher MacFarlane, better known as Macka B, is a British-born Jamaican reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning thirty years in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. According ...more

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Michael Dibdin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Dec. at 60 (1947-2007)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Michael Dibdin (21 March 1947 – 30 March 2007) was a British crime writer who was famous for inventing Aurelio Zen, the principal character in 11 crime novels set in Italy.
Nigel Bennett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Age: 69

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Nigel Bennett (born 19 November 1949) is an Anglo-Canadian actor/director/writer who has been based in Canada since 1986. He is best known for playing the vampire patriarch Lucien LaCroix in the ...more
Frances Barber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Age: 61

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Frances Barber (born Frances Brookes, 13 May 1957) is an English actress. She received Olivier Award nominations for her work in the plays Camille (1985), and Uncle Vanya (1997). Her film ...more
Frances MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Dec. at 48 (1873-1921)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Frances Macdonald MacNair (1873 – 1921) was a Scottish artist whose design work was a prominent feature of the "Glasgow Style" during the 1890s.
Alex Newport is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Age: 48

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Alex Newport is an English record producer, mixer, songwriter, and engineer, based in Los Angeles.
Nigel Slater is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Age: 60

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Nigel Slater (born 9 April 1958) is an English food writer, journalist and broadcaster. He has written a column for The Observer Magazine for over a decade and is the principal writer for the ...more
Ephraim Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Dec. at 26 (1968-1994)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Ephraim Lewis was a British soul/neo-soul and R&B singer and songwriter. He was one of many highly anticipated performers that emerged in the early 1990s. However, he died with only one ...more
John Malam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
John Malam Age: 62

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

John Malam is a British historian, archaeologist, and author of Children's non-fiction (informational) books.
Alfred Noyes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Dec. at 78 (1880-1958)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Alfred Noyes CBE (16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958) was an English poet, short-story writer and playwright.
Scott Matthews is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Scott Matthews Age: 43

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Scott Matthews, is a singer/songwriter from Wolverhampton, England. His first album Passing Stranger was released on 13 March 2006 on San Remo Records before being re-released on Island Records ...more
Sue Blane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Sue Blane Age: 69

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Susan Margaret "Sue" Blane MBE is best known for her costume designs for both The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. With her designs for the RHPS, Blane is credited ...more
Andrew Tennant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Andrew Tennant Age: 31

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Andrew "Andy" Tennant is an English professional track and road racing cyclist who rides for the WIGGINS team.
Kristian Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Kristian Thomas Age: 30

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Kristian James Thomas (born 14 February 1989 in Wolverhampton) is a British former artistic gymnast. A long-standing member of both the England and Great Britain men's teams, he was a member of ...more
Ernest Cox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Ernest Cox Dec. at 76 (1883-1959)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Ernest Frank Guelph Cox (1883–1959) was an English engineer, with knowledge in electrical and mechanical engineering, which he notably deployed in marine salvage. Between 1924 and 1931 his Cox ...more
Billy Wright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Billy Wright Dec. at 37 (1960-1997)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Billy "King Rat" Wright (7 July 1960 – 27 December 1997) was a prominent Ulster loyalist leader during the ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles. He ...more
Ashley Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Age: 34

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Ashley Errol Williams (born 23 August 1984) is a professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Championship club Bristol City and is the captain of the Wales national team. After being ...more
Alison Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Alison Young Age: 31

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Alison Young is a British sailor. She competed in the Laser Radial class event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she placed fifth. Alison is one of the world’s leading Radial sailors and is ...more
Benny Bond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Benny Bond Dec. at 68 (1904-1972)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Benjamin Bond (30 August 1904 – March 1972) was an English professional footballer who played as an outside right for Birmingham, for whom he made 82 appearances in the First Division of the ...more
Thomas John I'Anson Brom... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich Dec. at 54 (1875-1929)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich (1875–1929) was an English mathematician, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Jono Bacon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Jono Bacon Age: 39

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Jono Bacon (full name Jonathan Edward James Bacon) is a writer and software engineer, originally from the United Kingdom, but now based in California. He works as a consultant on community
Michael Orrom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Michael Orrom Dec. at 77 (1920-1997)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Michael Orrom is a film director.
Margery Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Margery Lawrence Dec. at 80 (1889-1969)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Margery Lawrence (8 August 1889 – 13 November 1969) (pseudonym of Mrs. Arthur E. Towle) was an English romantic fiction, fantasy fiction, horror fiction and detective fiction author who ...more
Syd Tyler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Syd Tyler Dec. at 67 (1904-1971)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Sidney "Syd" Tyler (7 December 1904 – 25 January 1971) was an English footballer. Born in Wolverhampton, Tyler began his career with nearby Stourbridge. As a 17-year-old, he joined ...more